Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Casting a cold eye on Dublin 15

National Review's John Derbyshire takes a look at immigration issues in Dublin. He goes in with the perspective that --

The Irish seem determined to repeat in meticulous detail all the social-policy follies and blunders committed by British and American governments since the 1960s.

Which is, roughly speaking, correct. He doesn't note that while the Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan seems to grasp that dealing with immigration is going to pose serious problems, his brother Conor who is actually in charge of that portfolio thinks it will all be fine because Ireland never colonised other countries.

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